World History and Geography: Ancient Greek Civilizations

Have an Olympic Games coming up? Explain the history of the games while also teaching about Ancient Greek culture and civilizations. A scaffolded set of 24 tasks enhances learning and active engagement with the material in any classroom.

61 Views 45 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip your classroom by providing the invitation followed by a short video about the history of the Olympic Games for learners to view at home before introducing the lesson. This will also help to scaffold learning
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider using both social studies and ELA departments for this lesson
  • The plan expects you to create some mini-lessons beforehand
Pros

  • Scaffolded to build learning before using more advanced critical and creative thinking skills in later tasks
  • Easy ability to differentiate learning with many individualized tasks
Cons

  • Requires planning separate mini-lessons